15 years after opening our doors in Torres del Paine, EcoCamp Patagonia‘s pledge to promoting sustainable tourism in Chile is just as strong. This commitment is seen in everything from the geodesic hotel’s decor (created by local artisans), food (caught and grown locally and sustainably), and programs (teaching guests about no trace principles). In addition, we recently achieved new recognition from the tourism industry regarding our green practices and dedication to sustainable tourism.
Among these is TripAdvisor’s Greenleaders – level platinum certificate (the maximum level of representation in TripAdvisor) and our recent recognition as the only hotel in Torres del Paine with the Sello S Level 3 certification, itself the highest level in Southern Chile’s Magallanes region.
With acknowledgment such as this, our responsibility to protect Patagonia and Torres del Paine grows greater. To achieve this, we are constantly looking to form relationships with organizations working to protect and sustain the National Park so as to support them in their projects.
One such venture is the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund’s Lenga Tree Nursery. By raising and planting hundreds of thousands of lenga seedlings (a native tree species), this important project will have a direct impact on reforestation in the National Park; an issue in need of urgent attention following 2011’s widespread forest fires. We are also pleased to support the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund’s work in conjunction with Conservation VIP as they complete the restoration of one of the National Park’s most famous trails – located between Paine Grande refuge and French Valley – which was suffering from erosion.
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